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Yahoo APT Digital Advertising

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Yahoo has started once again its take on digital advertising with a brand new platform called APT from Yahoo. This digital advertising solution was previously announced as AMP. APT from Yahoo aims to make the processing of buying and selling of online ads faster and it hopes to network publishers, advertisers, agencies, networks, partners and developers together under one roof. Jon Hamm, star of the AMC Drama Mad Men which is based on a 1940s ad firm, was on hand to celebrate. This really excited Yahoo’s CEO Jerry Yang.

The advertising landscape has changed dramatically since the days when Don Draper was roaming the halls of Sterling Cooper,” said Jerry Yang. “While Mad Men celebrates the Madison Avenue of 40 years ago, APT from Yahoo! clearly represents the future.

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Google Moderator – Ask a Question

Google Moderator Logo I was reading Matt’s blog the other day and he shared a new google service called – Google Moderator. It’s a small application initially created for submitting and voting on the questions for Google’s tech talks. So whats the purpose of Google Moderator? Matt Explains:

When we have tech talks or company-wide meetings, it lets anyone ask a question and then people can vote up the questions that they’d like answered.

The interface looks something like below:

Google Moderator

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Google News Malaysia

Google has recently launched their Google News for Malaysia providing 14.9 million Malaysian Internet users the latest news from more than 4,500 English news sources, including a wide range of Malaysian media outlets.

Google News for Malaysia is available Live at http://news.google.com.my. With this particular launch Google now has 56 regional editions of Google News available in 20 different languages.

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Google Chrome Theme

I’m sure you are having fun using the amazing browser Google Chrome. Today I’ll be sharing with you a Google Chrome Theme that you can use in your blog. The theme is currently available for WordPress and Blogspot users.

Google Chrome Theme

Some of the features of Google Chrome Theme:

-2 columns fixed width
-widgets ready
-gravatar ready
-support WordPress 2.5 and above
-Tested on IE 6/7, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Google Chrome
-XHTML & CSS validated

Download Google Chrome Theme

Google Chrome theme for WordPress
Google Chrome theme for Blogspot

Sergey Brin’s Blog

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin has recently started a personal blog on google’s very own blogging platform – Blogger. The blog URL is: too.blogspot.com.

“While Google is a play on googol, too is a play on the much smaller number – two. It also means in addition, as this blog reflects my life outside of work,” says Sergey.

Minutes after he has published his first post, he shared something very tragic and personal:


For more than 20 years, my mother has worked with computers at NASA. So, when she developed a pain in her hands the diagnosis seemed easy — Repetitive Stress Injury. Except that it wasn’t so easy. As her mysterious symptoms progressed it varied — RSI, fibromyalgia (unexplained pain), Lyme Disease, and so forth. It was only after visits to many specialists over a number of years that the diagnosis settled — Parkinson’s Disease. Since there is no clear test for Parkinson’s — it is defined by its symptoms — we only grew certain as those symptoms developed and as her medications began to alleviate them.

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Youtube Videos in Google Search

Google has been featuring relevant Youtube videos in the Google Search results for quite some time. But recently I have noticed that they are displaying multiple videos in the space of 1 result. So its like 1 result space has been cut into two columns and each displaying one video that is directly linked to youtube. Check the highlighted portion in the screen shoot:

I am not sure since when they are actually displaying two videos in the place of one, but it seems like a new implementation (At least in my region – Malaysia).

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Yahoo Search Boss

About two months ago, Yahoo first announced Yahoo Search Boss – (Boss stands for Build your Own Search Service). Yahoo Boss is an open search web services platform that aims to foster innovation in the search industry. Developers, small start-ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index.

In their official page they says:

Yahoo BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!’s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. By combining your unique assets and ideas with our search technology assets, BOSS is a platform for the next generation of search innovation, serving hundreds of millions of users across the Web.

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Picasa Web Album – Email Upload

If you love Picasa for managing and storing photos online, you must be thrilled to hear that now there is a very easy way to upload photos to Picasa Web Albums (if you don’t want to install Picasa). Simply send your photos by email to a secret address that will be only known to you.

Firstly you will need to go to the Settings page of your Picasa account and check the option – “Allow me to upload photos by email.” This option will provide you a secret email address where you can send your photos. The email address has the following format: username.secretkey@picasaweb.com, where secretkey needs to be defined in the settings page.

By default, Picasa Web will uploads your photos to the built-in Drop Box albums, but it’s always a good idea to choose your destination album by entering the name of an existing album in the subject of your email.
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Google Video for Business

Google Video for BusinessGoogle now brings video into its empire of Web apps with Google Video for Business, a new service that allows video sharing among employees. The idea behind this is indeed very simple and straight forward – anyone at a company can post a video, but the content will be accessible only to others at the same organization.

Google Video for Business integrates with other Google apps that are available in the Google Apps Premier Edition Package ($50 per user per year).

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome BrowserGoogle Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google using the WebKit rendering engine. The beta release date is scheduled for September 2, 2008.

Google’s Chrome Browser is not a rumor anymore, it’s so real that its almost available to users for download. According to the Google Blog Chrome will become available for download today in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

The best part of Google Chrome is its open source, so in no time you would see hundreds of useful plugins being developed for it (just like firefox). Which will eventually make it yet another competitor of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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Google Suggest in Google Search

The Official Google Blog has recently reported that it will start to roll out Google Suggest as the default option for all search performed in Google. Search suggest will let the searcher formulate queries with more ease, reduce spelling errors, and at the same time save keystrokes. An example screenshot is presented below:

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Google Docs Auto File Upload

Google Docs Supports Automatic File Upload

Google Docs has recently added an option to upload files directly from any web address. However it’s not very useful if you want to load many documents or you want to add a link for uploading a document. Here’s the direct link that can be used to open a document from the web in Google Docs:


This command will for documents (.doc/.txt/.html/.rtf/.odt), spreadsheets (.xls/.csv/.ods), presentations (.ppt) and PDF files.

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